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- Approximately 4,200 degrees conferred during Georgia Southern’s 2021 Spring Commencement ceremoniesThis week, approximately 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from Georgia Southern University’s Statesboro, Armstrong and Liberty campuses received associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral degrees in six Spring 2021 Commencement ceremonies.
- First-generation college graduate, U.S. citizen ready to leave a legacyBorn into a family of immigrant farm workers who settled down in Claxton, Georgia, Jasmine Guerra knew her options for a college education were limited. She also knew she’d face additional obstacles as a first-generation college student and first-generation U.S. citizen, but her desire to create a legacy for her family burned brightly.
- Collegiate 100 chapter of Georgia Southern Armstrong Campus in Savannah named 2021 chapter of the yearThe Collegiate 100 chapter of Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Campus in Savannah has been selected as chapter of the year by national parent organization 100 Black Men of America. The Armstrong chapter is one of two collegiate chapters to receive the selection out of the 70 collegiate chapters nationwide.
- Georgia Southern recognizes exemplary donors at annual Gratitude GalaGeorgia Southern University hosted its annual Gratitude Gala to recognize key donors for their longtime support of institutional initiatives. The event was held on May 1 at the Mansion on Forsyth Park in Savannah where honorees, which included one individual, one family and one corporation, were presented with awards.
- Georgia Southern graduate earns degree online while working on cruise shipOnline learners at Georgia Southern University can earn their degree anywhere in the world, and the middle of the ocean is no exception. Amy Levesque, who graduates this May with a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages with a concentration in French, completed most of her degree while at sea working on a cruise ship.
- Police officer to middle grades teacher: A graduate helps children from the ground upStatesboro born-and-raised, Jason Long is a name that locals might recognize from his 23 years of experience in local law enforcement. After a full career with the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department Long enrolled at Georgia Southern to earn a bachelor’s degree in middle grades education. This fall, he will start a position as a social studies teacher at Southeast Bulloch Middle School where he hopes to positively impact the lives of students.
- From Bogotá to Statesboro, a graduate designs his future at Georgia SouthernWhen Daniel Castro’s daily routine shifted from Bogotá, Colombia, a sprawling, capital city surrounded by the Andes Mountains, to the plains of Statesboro, Georgia, he was excited for new opportunities as an international student at Georgia Southern University.
- Medical, military, educational leaders, pro athlete performance trainers and actor to speak at Spring 2021 Commencement ceremoniesGeorgia Southern University has invited six distinguished Georgians to serve as speakers for the Spring 2021 Commencement ceremonies on May 8, 10, 11, 12 and 13. The University will hold six commencement ceremonies for a mix of undergraduate and graduate students from each of the University’s 10 colleges. The commencement ceremonies on May 8 will be held at the Savannah Convention Center at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for undergraduates and graduates from each of the University’s three campuses who prefer to attend a ceremony in Savannah. The remaining four ceremonies will take place at Allen E. Paulson Stadium on the Statesboro Campus on May 10, 11, 12 and 13 at 9 a.m.